Miscellaneous Papers by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: -
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About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most popular and beloved authors in history. An English novelist and social critic during the Victorian era, his works are still widely read today. His stories often explored social injustice, poverty and other Victorian-era issues through the use of vivid characters and compelling storylines.
Dickens was born in Portsmouth England in 1812, the second of eight children. His father's financial problems led to his family being sent to debtors' prison when Charles was twelve years old. This experience would later influence many aspects of his work, particularly his criticism of society's indifference towards its poorest members. He began writing fiction at an early age and achieved immediate success with The Pickwick Papers in 1836–37. Find out more about Charles Dickens.